Tonle Sap series

PhotographerStuart Chape
Prize3rd Place in Special / Travel/Tourism
City/CountryApia, Samoa
Photo Date13/1/2016
Entry Description

Part of a series of aerial photographs of Tonle Sap Lake, taken in Cambodia in 2016. The aim of the series is to capture the unusual pattern of human settlement of Chong Kneas floating village at the north eastern end of the lake, and to portray the geometric designs of the houses, boats and arrow‐shaped fish traps that are imposed on the lake surface. The lake itself, in the middle of the dry season, presents a palette of muddy browns and gold sheens in the setting sun, with swirls of dark algal green.